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Wayne Grayson is the Online Managing Editor for Equipment World. He keeps the website fresh with news and opinion on both heavy equipment and the construction industry from the experts at the magazine and also manages the publication's social media accounts. He's a technology geek as well and serves as the magazine's tech writer.

Shortage of skilled workers has pushed up construction costs

Shortage of skilled workers has pushed up construction...

Posted on Jun 26, 2015

The immediate effect of the skilled worker shortage impacting the U.S. construction industry for the last two years was a ...

Drunk guy wanders onto jobsite, is subdued by workers after trying to operate a backhoe

Drunk guy wanders onto jobsite, is subdued by workers...

Posted on Jun 25, 2015

As if workers don't have enough to worry about while trying to get their work done on a busy jobsite, ...

John Deere to call back some laid off workers to Waterloo plant

John Deere to call back some laid off workers to...

Posted on Jun 25, 2015

John Deere has announced that it will ask between 50 and 60 workers laid off earlier this year at its Waterloo, ...

Flagger killed by semi truck in Wyoming DOT work zone

Flagger killed by semi truck in Wyoming DOT work zone

Posted on Jun 25, 2015

A flagger was struck and killed last week when a semi truck drifted into a Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) ...

John Deere launches 210L/EP tractor loaders with control, cab improvements (PHOTOS)

John Deere launches 210L/EP tractor loaders with...

Posted on Jun 24, 2015

Following the release of the company's six latest backhoes in April, John Deere has expanded the L-Series lineup with two ...

Burrito ends standoff between man perched in tower crane and police

Burrito ends standoff between man perched in tower...

Posted on Jun 24, 2015

A homeless man claiming he just wanted "to be heard," took up residence inside a tower crane Sunday night in ...

Caterpillar to lay off another 170 workers at East Peoria plant

Caterpillar to lay off another 170 workers at East...

Posted on Jun 24, 2015

Caterpillar has announced it will lay off an additional 170 workers at its East Peoria, Illinois, plant where the company ...

Worker killed after backhoe hits service line near Omaha

Worker killed after backhoe hits service line near...

Posted on Jun 24, 2015

A worker near Omaha, Nebraska suffered a fatal electrocution last week during the installation of drainage system. According to reports from ...

VIDEO: Bridge collapses beneath excavator, 2 workers, injuring one more on Pennsylvania repair project

VIDEO: Bridge collapses beneath excavator, 2 workers,...

Posted on Jun 23, 2015

Three workers caught in the epicenter of a bridge collapse in Pennsylvania all survived the ordeal. According to a report from ...

Worker killed by trench collapse in Anchorage

Worker killed by trench collapse in Anchorage

Posted on Jun 23, 2015

A worker was killed last week when a trench collapsed during the excavation of a new road in South Anchorage, ...

Manitowoc to supply U.S. Army with custom, all-terrain cranes in $192 million contract

Manitowoc to supply U.S. Army with custom, all-terrain...

Posted on Jun 22, 2015

The U.S. Army has awarded Manitowoc Cranes a five-year, $192 million for all-terrain cranes. Manitowoc will provide the Army with 60-ton Grove ...

Longtime carpenter, cancer survivor, dies after fall into Connecticut harbor

Longtime carpenter, cancer survivor, dies after fall...

Posted on Jun 22, 2015

A worker on a dock project in Connecticut died hours after a mysterious fall into New Haven Harbor last week. According ...

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